Caltrans News Release
District 4
Harry Yahata, District Director

October 3, 2000
Contact: Bob Haus (510) 286-5576
/(510) 442-7392 Pager

MAJOR CLOSURE SET FOR HIGHWAY 1 NEAR STINSON BEACH
One northbound lane to stay open on weekends

Caltrans has announced plans to close a portion of Highway 1 south of Stinson Beach starting the second week of October. The closure is expected to last about sixty days.

The section of Highway 1 to be closed is between the northern and southern intersections with Panoramic Highway. Local residents will be permitted to enter the area during construction. Signs will be posted to advise motorists of the detour along Panoramic Highway.

Crews will be constructing retaining walls along the highway. This particular area has suffered repeated damage by severe winter weather. Recent tests showed the area is still at risk from mudslides. Construction of the retaining walls will decrease that risk.

Marin County recently granted approval to proceed with the project. If there are no appeals, the construction contract will be awarded on October 11thth. Construction is expected to begin at one minute past midnight Thursday, October 12th. The project should be completed in mid-December.

CLOSURE SCHEDULE:

WEEKDAYS: From one minute past Midnight Monday to Noon Friday, BOTH lanes will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to Panoramic Highway.

WEEKENDS: From Noon Friday to one minute past Midnight Monday, the southbound lane will be closed. Southbound traffic will be detoured to Panoramic Highway. The northbound lane will be open to one-way traffic.